Audi of America Inc. will appoint Johan de Nysschen, current president of the German auto maker’s Japanese unit, as its new leader effective Dec. 1, sources tell Ward’s. Nysschen will replace Axel Mees, who was fired by Audi last week after making disparaging comments about the Volkswagen Phaeton sedan and former Volkswagen AG CEO Ferdinand Piech. (See related story: U.S. Audi Chief Ousted) Mees was in the final stages of bringing Nysschen to the U.S. to assume the newly created ...

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